1.
to take off
(For pictures or other things that you take off of a surface. And also for bracelets or rings. The opposite is "ranmachen" or "ummachen")
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Opposite: anmachen
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2.
to agree
(In the sense of making a deal or appointment with someone. NOT about the sense of having the same opinions.)
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Word of the Day- "ziehen"

We'll learn the core meaning(s) of "ziehen" and see why its prefix versions are used for clothes as well as moving apartments. Long but super useful.

Vocab:

ziehen, ausziehen, anziehen, abziehen, umziehen, der Zug, der Anzug, ...


German Prefix Verbs Explained - "anmachen"

"anmachen" is one of the most useful prefix verbs. Today, we'll explore the various meanings and see what connects them all. Also: ranmachen.


German Prefixes Explained - "ab"

Vocab:

ab, bergab, abwärts, abmachen, abgehen, ablegen, abfangen, absagen, abwarten


Word Family

Root: *mag-

The core idea of this root was:

kneading, fitting

And its main field of use originally was “kneading” clay to build a house.
The sense has broadened a lot in the verb to make, but the original sense is still visible in most of the other relatives.

  • mass (originally: “unshaped lump of matter”)
  • match (originally: “masses fitting well”)
  • magma (originally: “thick dough like matter”)
  • among (originally: “kneaded together”)
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